Impact & Awards

The newsroom, since 2009, has published hundreds of in-depth stories that have had impact throughout the state and won numerous awards from state, regional and national journalism groups.

NEWSROOM IMPACT

Each year, we reflect on our work, our impact, and how we delivered on our mission and served our readers and Maine.  

In our 2023 Annual Impact Report, we invite you to explore the scope and impact of our award-winning work and the fantastic growth we experienced in readership and in charitable support, which allows us to do even more. We hope you enjoy this look at our 2023, and encourage you to share your feedback!

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AWARDS

The work of our newsroom has earned recognition from the Maine Press Association (190 times since 2015), Society of Professional Journalists, National Headliner Awards, Institute for Nonprofit News, National Newspaper Association, New England Newspaper & Press Association, Livingston Awards, Association of Health Care Journalists, Local Independent Online News Publishers, American Bar Association, Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting, New England Emmy Awards, Report for America, First Amendment Coalition, Maine Public Health Association, Outdoor Writers Association of America, and Associated Church Press.

Livingston Awards — Finalist — Maine’s Part-Time Court — Samantha Hogan

Association of Health Care Journalists — Honorable Mention — A Death of Choice — Caitlin Andrews

New England Newspaper & Press Association — First Place — Unstoppable Ocean — Kate Cough and Alex McLean

New England Newspaper & Press Association — Second Place — Maine’s Part-Time Court — Samantha Hogan

New England Newspaper & Press Association — Second Place — A Death of Choice — Caitlin Andrews

Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting — Semifinalist — Maine’s Part-Time Court — Samantha Hogan

SPJ Sunshine Award — Winner — Eavesdropping in Maine Jails — Samantha Hogan

Outdoor Writers Association of America Awards — First Place (action photo) — So Sorry, Saury — Derrick Z. Jackson

Outdoor Writers Association of America Awards — President’s Choice Award for Photography — So Sorry, Saury — Derrick Z. Jackson

National Headliner Awards — Third Place (environmental story) — The Unstoppable Ocean — Kate Cough and Alex MacLean

Silver Gavel Awards — Winner (multimedia reporting) — Eavesdropping in Maine Jails — Samantha Hogan

National Newspaper Association Awards — First Place (investigative story/series) — Eavesdropping in Maine Jails — Samantha Hogan

National Newspaper Association Awards — First Place (sports story) — Under represented: Numbers lag for women coaches across Maine varsity sports — George Harvey

National Newspaper Association Awards — Second Place (education/literacy story) — Building strength: Addressing mental health challenges among Maine youth — Rose Lundy

National Newspaper Association Awards — Second Place (business story) — ‘Dark store’ theory: Walmart, large retailers push to cut millions in property taxes statewide — Kate Cough

National Newspaper Association Awards — Third Place (feature series) — The Journey to Be Me — Barbara A. Walsh

Investigative Reporters & Editors Awards — Finalist — Eavesdropping in Maine Jails — Samantha Hogan

Report for America Awards — Third Place (enterprise reporting) — The Unstoppable Ocean — Kate Cough

Best of Church Press Awards — Honorable Mention (local reporting, long format) — Maine religious leaders hope to stem drop in attendance — Ellie Wolfe

New England Emmy Awards — Finalist (light feature) — Chasing Maine: The Feeding Frenzy — Roger McCord

Livingston Awards — Finalist — Eavesdropping in Maine Jails — Samantha Hogan

Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting — Semifinalist — Eavesdropping in Maine Jails — Samantha Hogan

FAC Free Speech and Open Government Award — Winner — Eavesdropping in Maine Jails — Samantha Hogan

Maine Press Association Awards — Photography Best in Show — Puffin — Derrick Z. Jackson

Maine Press Association Awards — Unsung Hero Award — George Harvey

Maine Press Association Awards — First Place (Freedom of Information) — The Maine Monitor newsroom

Maine Press Association Awards — First Place (environmental story): The sea is rising, and so is the angst for homeowners — Kate Cough

Maine Press Association Awards — First Place (investigative report): The Unstoppable Ocean — Kate Cough and Alex MacLean

Maine Press Association Awards — First Place (education story): Mills administration removed LGBTQ learning module as Republicans made it a campaign issue — Caitlin Andrews

Maine Press Association Awards — First Place (food story): How PFAS got into soils and food systems — Marina Schauffler 

Maine Press Association Awards — First Place (courts story): A man waited three years for a trial. His case may change how Maine looks at speedy trial rights — Samantha Hogan

Maine Press Association Awards — First Place (religion/spirituality story): Maine religious leaders hope to stem drop in attendance — Ellie Wolfe

Maine Press Association Awards — First Place (health story): Washington County emergency medical system approaches a crisis — Joyce Kryszak

Maine Press Association Awards — First Place (sports news story): There’s an ugly side to Maine harness racing — Cici Yu, Emma Sánchez and Kendall Richards

Maine Press Association Awards — First Place (business/economics story): New faces showing up Down East — Joyce Kryszak  

Maine Press Association Awards — First Place (coverage of minority community issues): Aging transgender population faces profound challenges — Barbara A. Walsh

Maine Press Association Awards — First Place (feature story): A cancer survivor, former Marine and teacher lives her best life at 65 — Barbara A. Walsh

Maine Press Association Awards — First Place (outdoors story): Seabirds are on the rise on islands off Maine’s coast — Derrick Z. Jackson

Maine Press Association Awards — First Place (local columnist): Sea Change (Examples 1 and 2) — Marina Schauffler 

Maine Press Association Awards — First Place (picture story): The Unstoppable Ocean — Alex MacLean

Maine Press Association Awards — First Place (feature photo): Puffin — Derrick Z. Jackson

Maine Press Association Awards — First Place (news video): The 60-Hour Bridge — Roger McCord

Maine Press Association Awards — First Place (sports video): Catching 90 mph baseballs — Roger McCord

Maine Press Association Awards — First Place (features/lifestyle video): Inside the Penobscot Narrows Bridge and Observatory — Roger McCord

Maine Press Association Awards — Second Place (digital general excellence) — The Maine Monitor newsroom

Maine Press Association Awards — Second Place (health story): A death of choice — Caitlin Andrews

Maine Press Association Awards — Second Place (environmental story): Researchers seek statewide changes to save clam fishery from climate-driven collapse — Annie Ropeik

Maine Press Association Awards — Second Place (education story): Building strength: Addressing mental health challenges among Maine youth — Rose Lundy

Maine Press Association Awards — Second Place (business/economics story): Small town faces huge decision: Take on oversight of proposed $1 billion park or not — Kate Cough

Maine Press Association Awards — Second Place (continuing story): The Unstoppable Ocean — Kate Cough and Alex MacLean

Maine Press Association Awards — Second Place (investigative report): Invisible and Indestructible — Marina Schauffler

Maine Press Association Awards — Second Place (features/lifestyle video): From Mexico to Maine: Change thrives in Milbridge — Roger McCord

Maine Press Association Awards — Second Place (scenic photo): Camden Harbor — Alex MacLean

Maine Press Association Awards — Second Place (news story headline): Wheels on the bus still go round and round, even as schools struggle to find drivers — Hal Madsen

Maine Press Association Awards — Third Place (environmental story): Maine’s decades-old flood maps don’t always factor in sea rise and climate change — Kate Cough

Maine Press Association Awards — Third Place (courts story): Too many cases. Too few lawyers. Maine courts stretch to find available defense attorneys — Samantha Hogan

Maine Press Association Awards — Third Place (political story): Vacant and newly filled clerk jobs are a concern ahead of Maine’s primary elections — Samantha Hogan 

Maine Press Association Awards — Third Place (education story): Small schools struggle, thrive, and fight to stay open — Joyce Kryszak

Maine Press Association Awards — Third Place (coverage of minority community issues): Foreign-trained health professionals could be part of the solution to a workforce shortage — Melissa Ellin

Maine Press Association Awards — Third Place (continuing story): Columbia Falls proposed development — Kate Cough and David Dahl

Maine Press Association Awards — Third Place (sports profile): Maine woman’s best shot pays off in life and basketball — Barbara A. Walsh

Maine Press Association Awards — Third Place (news story): Maine prosecutors drop indictment amid allegations investigator ‘monitored’ attorney calls — Samantha Hogan

Maine Public Health Association’s Public Health Journalism Award — Rose Lundy

National Newspaper Association Awards — First Place (feature series) — Deaths of Despair — Barbara A. Walsh

National Newspaper Association Awards — First Place (investigative story/series) — Lawyers who were ineligible to handle serious criminal charges were given thousands of these cases anyway — Samantha Hogan and Agnel Philip

National Newspaper Association Awards — Third Place (environmental) — Staggering $1.5 billion lithium deposit discovered near Newry — Kate Cough

National Newspaper Association Awards — Third Place (feature series) — Unsafe Homes: Children in Peril — Barbara A. Walsh

Report for America Awards — First Place (investigative reporting) Jailed defendants expected private attorney calls. They didn’t always get them. — Samantha Hogan

Report for America Awards — Third Place (feature writing) — Tiny Coopers Mills reeling in the aftermath of nursing home closure — Rose Lundy

Local Independent Online News (LION) Publishers Awards — Finalist (accountability reporting) — Eavesdropping in Maine Jails — Samantha Hogan

Local Independent Online News (LION) Publishers Awards — Finalist (public service project) — The Journey to Be Me — Barbara A. Walsh

Local Independent Online News (LION) Publishers Awards — Finalist (outstanding coverage) — Nursing homes face ongoing staff shortages, a problem that predates the pandemic — Rose Lundy and Braeden Waddell

Institute for Nonprofit News Awards — Honorable Mention (investigative reporting) — Eavesdropping in Maine Jails — Samantha Hogan

New England Emmy Awards — Finalist (video essay) — Chasing Maine: The Rodeo Clown — Roger McCord

Maine Press Association Awards — First Place (best circulation promotion) — A statewide look at Maine’s natural beauty from our newsletter subscribers — George Harvey and the Monitor’s readers

Maine Press Association Awards — First Place (investigative report) — Eavesdropping in Maine Jails — Samantha Hogan

Maine Press Association Awards — First Place (news story) — Nominees for Maine’s public defense commission broke rules to work on serious criminal cases — Samantha Hogan

Maine Press Association Awards — First Place (business/economics story) — ‘Dark store’ theory: Walmart, large retailers push to cut millions in property taxes statewide — Kate Cough

Maine Press Association Awards — First Place (analysis) — As families struggle to afford 15-minute phone calls from jail, Maine counties rake in millions — Samantha Hogan

Maine Press Association Awards — First Place (environmental) — Staggering $1.5 billion lithium deposit discovered near Newry; excavating it poses a challenge — Kate Cough

Maine Press Association Awards — First Place (feature story) — Lack of data stymies efforts to address firefighter shortage — Vanessa Paolella

Maine Press Association Awards — First Place (sports news) — Numbers lag for women coaches across Maine varsity sports — George Harvey

Maine Press Association Awards — First Place (sports profile) — Pennsylvania community places hope in a tiger turned Barbarian from Maine — Eric Conrad

Maine Press Association Awards — First Place (education) — As COVID-19 surged, so did the number of nursing students preparing to enter the fight — Rose Lundy

Maine Press Association Awards — First Place (courts story) — Judge orders evidentiary hearing in Bates case, opening ‘actual innocence gateway’ in Maine — Jordan Andrews

Maine Press Association Awards — First Place (arts/lifestyle) — From child refugee to “proud” Mainer — Barbara A. Walsh

Maine Press Association Awards — First Place (religion/spirituality) — Keeping a culture alive, one drumbeat at a time — Barbara A. Walsh

Maine Press Association Awards — First Place (outdoors) — Bicycling alone, no more: Maine moves toward active transportation — Rose Lundy

Maine Press Association Awards — First Place (Freedom of Information) — Eavesdropping in Maine Jails — Samantha Hogan

Maine Press Association Awards — First Place (continuing story) — Unsafe Homes — Barbara A. Walsh

Maine Press Association Awards — First Place (local columnist) — Marina Schauffler (example oneexample two)

Maine Press Association Awards — First Place (feature story headline) — Child homicides are the tip of Maine’s ‘iceberg of abuse’ — Barbara A. Walsh

Maine Press Association Awards — First Place (graphic) — Taxes and fees on gasoline by state — Kate Cough

Maine Press Association Awards — First Place (people photo) — Marie Paul — Fred J. Field

Maine Press Association Awards — First Place (sports video) — Chasing Maine: The Ball Game — Roger McCord

Maine Press Association Awards — First Place (news video) — Chasing Maine: The Oasis — Roger McCord

Maine Press Association Awards — First Place (features/lifestyle video) — Chasing Maine: The Rodeo Clown — Roger McCord

Maine Press Association Awards — Second Place (digital general excellence) — The Maine Monitor newsroom

Maine Press Association Awards — Second Place (best self-promotion) — The Maine Monitor newsroom

Maine Press Association Awards — Second Place (courts story) — Attorney general sues Maine lawyer for ‘negligent misrepresentation’ of billing — Samantha Hogan

Maine Press Association Awards — Second Place (analysis) — How ‘green’ is Maine? Recycling data is so incomplete, state experts don’t have clear picture — Kate Cough

Maine Press Association Awards — Second Place (environmental) — Maine’s prime farmland is being lost to solar. Is ‘dual use’ the answer? — Kate Cough

Maine Press Association Awards — Second Place (feature story) — Tiny Coopers Mills reeling in the aftermath of nursing home closure — Rose Lundy

Maine Press Association Awards — Second Place (health) — Nursing homes face ongoing staff shortages, a problem that predates the pandemic — Rose Lundy and Braeden Waddell

Maine Press Association Awards — Second Place (education story) — Education officials, advocates celebrate 55% state funding achievement. But can it endure? — Andrew Howard

Maine Press Association Awards — Second Place (political story) — Make your case, await the verdict as Legislative Council sets agenda for session — Andrew Howard

Maine Press Association Awards — Second Place (business/economics) — Headwinds at 20: As Downeaster nears a milestone birthday, questions arise about its future — Eric Conrad

Maine Press Association Awards — Second Place (sports news) — Pennsylvania community places hope in a tiger turned Barbarian from Maine — Eric Conrad

Maine Press Association Awards — Second Place (picture story) — Deaths of Despair — Fred J. Field

Maine Press Association Awards — Second Place (feature photo) — Thorndike Fire Department — Garrick Hoffman

Maine Press Association Awards — Second Place (continuing story) — Deaths of Despair — Barbara A. Walsh

Maine Press Association Awards — Second Place (opinion columnist) — Marina Schauffler (example oneexample two)

Maine Press Association Awards — Second Place (news photo) — Downeaster train — Jill Brady

Maine Press Association Awards — Second Place (features/lifestyle video) — The Indomitable Spirit — Roger McCord

Maine Press Association Awards — Second Place (sports video) — Chasing Maine: The Gold Ball — Roger McCord

Maine Press Association Awards — Second Place (news video) — Chasing Maine: The Cultural Ambassador — Roger McCord

Maine Press Association Awards — Third Place (investigative report) — Maine’s effort to address lead poisoning was gaining momentum before COVID-19 — Rose Lundy

Maine Press Association Awards — Third Place (analysis) — Defense lawyers say system crumbling under huge backlog, inadequate funding for indigent defendants — Samantha Hogan

Maine Press Association Awards — Third Place (environmental) — There are more devices in Mainers’ lives than ever. No one knows where they end up. — Kate Cough

Maine Press Association Awards — Third Place (political story) — Lawmaker pushes to restore parole to Maine’s justice system — Douglas Rooks

Maine Press Association Awards — Third Place (business/economics story) — Help needed! Maine tourism faces too much business and too little staff — Janine Pineo

Maine Press Association Awards — Third Place (courts story) — COVID-19 forces York County Jail to turn would-be inmates away — Andrew Howard

Maine Press Association Awards — Third Place (arts/lifestyle) — Keeping a culture alive, one drumbeat at a time — Barbara A. Walsh

Maine Press Association Awards — Third Place (food story) — What will it take to grow Maine’s local food economy? — Marina Schauffler

Maine Press Association Awards — Third Place (news story headline) — Maine’s pollen problem is nothing to sneeze at — Hal Madsen

Maine Press Association Awards — Third Place (picture story) — Keeping a culture alive, one drumbeat at a time — Fred J. Field

Maine Press Association Awards — Third Place (news video) — Chasing Maine: The Antique Car Show — Roger McCord

Maine Press Association Awards — Third Place (features/lifestyle video) — Chasing Maine: The Place of Peace — Roger McCord

Maine Press Association Awards — Third Place (sports video) — Chasing Maine: The Epic Comeback — Roger McCord

Maine Press Association Awards — Third Place (illustration) — The Maine Monitor audio logo — Olivia Martin

Maine Press Association’s Journalist of the Year — Samantha Hogan

Livingston Awards — Finalist — Defenseless — Samantha Hogan

Silver Gavel Awards — Finalist — Defenseless — Samantha Hogan

New England Emmy Awards — Finalist (historical/cultural short form video) — Chasing Maine — Roger McCord

Institute for Nonprofit News Awards — Honorable Mention (investigative reporting) — Defenseless — Samantha Hogan

Maine Press Association Awards — Photography Best in Show — Escaping danger at a Black Lives Matter protest — Katie Brown

Maine Press Association Awards — First Place (best young reader engagement) — 2020: A Class Dismissed — Bailey Beltramo

Maine Press Association Awards — First Place (political story) — How record sums of money have shaped Maine’s 2020 elections — Susan Cover, Darren Fishell, Meg Robbins

Maine Press Association Awards — First Place (courts story) — Lawyers who were ineligible to handle serious criminal charges were given thousands of these cases anyway — Samantha Hogan and Agnel Philip

Maine Press Association Awards — First Place (investigative report) — Defenseless — Samantha Hogan

Maine Press Association Awards — First Place (people photo) — The Last Responders — Yoon S. Byun

Maine Press Association Awards — First Place (picture story) — The rise of angels during a hellish year — Fred J. Field

Maine Press Association Awards — First Place (illustration) — A low bar for public defense — Chloe Cushman

Maine Press Association Awards — First Place (sports headline) — From his seat in a wheelchair, nobody ever stood taller — Hal Madsen

Maine Press Association Awards — First Place (sports profile) — From his seat in a wheelchair, nobody ever stood taller — Steve Solloway

Maine Press Association Awards — First Place (continuing story) — The Last Responders — Barbara A. Walsh

Maine Press Association Awards — First Place (arts/lifestyle) — Together, to the compassionate end — Barbara A. Walsh

Maine Press Association Awards — First Place (feature story) — The rise of angels during a hellish year — Barbara A. Walsh

Maine Press Association Awards — First Place (religion/spirituality) — Consoling the dying and grieving in the COVID-19 era — Barbara A. Walsh

Maine Press Association Awards — First Place (feature story headline) — From his seat in a wheelchair, nobody ever stood taller — Hal Madsen

Maine Press Association Awards — First Place (environmental story) — The drive toward vehicle electrification in Maine — Marina Schauffler

Maine Press Association Awards — First Place (business/economics story) — Maine enters recession in wake of virus — Samantha Hogan and Meg Robbins

Maine Press Association Awards — First Place (news video) — Maine’s governor born for hard times, and hard decisions — Yoon S. Byun and Barbara A. Walsh

Maine Press Association Awards — First Place (features/lifestyle video) — Chasing Maine: The Boneyard Hunter Roger McCord

Maine Press Association Awards — First Place (education story) — As students resume classes, school officials prepare for potential pandemic-induced educational divide — Rose Lundy

Maine Press Association Awards — First Place (digital general excellence) — The Maine Monitor newsroom

Maine Press Association Awards — Second Place (news photo) — Escaping danger at a Black Lives Matter protest — Katie Brown

Maine Press Association Awards — Second Place (political story) — Maine’s governor born for hard times, and hard decisions — Barbara A. Walsh

Maine Press Association Awards — Second Place (investigative report) — The preacher and the outbreak — Barbara A. Walsh

Maine Press Association Awards — Second Place (continuing story) — Breach of attorney-client privilege in Somerset County sparks outrage in Maine legal community — Samantha Hogan

Maine Press Association Awards — Second Place (arts/lifestyle) — The Wonderful Life of Bob Bahre — Steve Solloway

Maine Press Association Awards — Second Place (feature story) — A Maine traveling nurse doing her part to combat COVID — Steve Solloway

Maine Press Association Awards — Second Place (religion/spirituality) — The preacher and the outbreak — Barbara A. Walsh

Maine Press Association Awards — Second Place (environmental story) — Environmental experts push back on Canadian company’s plans to mine for metal in Maine — Katie Brown

Maine Press Association Awards — Second Place (business/economic story) — Online directory aims to help Black businesses thrive in nation’s whitest state — Jordan Bailey

Maine Press Association Awards — Second Place (sports video) — Chasing Maine: The Messenger — Roger McCord

Maine Press Association Awards — Second Place (features/lifestyle video) — Chasing Maine: The Harvesters — Roger McCord

Maine Press Association Awards — Third Place (feature photo) — Gov. Janet Mills — Yoon S. Byun

Maine Press Association Awards — Third Place (graphic) — Metal mines and deposits — Meg Robbins

Maine Press Association Awards — Third Place (analysis) — Green bank could help Maine turn tide on fossil fuel dependency — Marina Schauffler

Maine Press Association Awards — Third Place (continuing story) — The preacher and the outbreak — Barbara A. Walsh

Maine Press Association Awards — Third Place (arts/lifestyle) — From his seat in a wheelchair, nobody ever stood taller — Steve Solloway

Maine Press Association Awards — Third Place (feature story) — Maine’s governor born for hard times, and hard decisions — Barbara A. Walsh

Maine Press Association Awards — Third Place (religion/spirituality story) — Playing God with public health — Barbara A. Walsh

Maine Press Association Awards — Third Place (feature story headline) — The rise of angels during a hellish year — Hal Madsen

Maine Press Association Awards — Third Place (features/lifestyle video) — Chasing Maine: A Banner Day — Roger McCord

Maine Public Health Association’s Public Health Journalism Award — Staff of The Maine Monitor newsroom

Maine Press Association Awards — First Place (digital general excellence) — Staff of The Maine Monitor newsroom

Maine Press Association Awards — First Place (Freedom of Information) — Indigent Defense — Samantha Hogan

Maine Press Association Awards — First Place (best new revenue idea) — The Fate of Local Journalism — Dan Dinsmore, Samantha Hogan, Connie Sage Conner

Maine Press Association Awards — Bob Drake Young Writer Award — Meg Robbins (for work at The Maine Monitor and Morning Sentinel)

Maine Press Association Awards — First Place (investigative report) — The high cost of poor defense — Samantha Hogan

Maine Press Association Awards — First Place (feature photo) — Hands at work — Gabe Souza

Maine Press Association Awards — First Place (feature story) — Another death in the family — Steve Solloway

Maine Press Association Awards — First Place (courts story) — The disparities of deferred dispositions — Susan Cover

Maine Press Association Awards — First Place (news story) — Maine ranks 9th in number of children impacted by opioid crisis — Barbara Walsh

Maine Press Association Awards — First Place (political story) — Tiffany Bond and the 2020 spending race — Samantha Hogan

Maine Press Association Awards — First Place (continuing story) — Coverage of indigent defense in Maine — Samantha Hogan and Dan Dinsmore

Maine Press Association Awards — First Place (business/economics story) — The $132M electricity rip-off — Darren Fishell

Maine Press Association Awards — First Place (education story) — Are Maine’s charter schools failing to thrive? — Samantha Hogan

Maine Press Association Awards — First Place (news story headline) — Another death in the family — Dan Dinsmore

Maine Press Association Awards — First Place (features/lifestyle video) — Bumbleroot Farm — Charlie Stuart

Maine Press Association Awards — Second Place (investigative report) — Stockpile crash: Maine lacks essential medical equipment to fight coronavirus — Samantha Hogan

Maine Press Association Awards — Second Place (business/economics story) — Help Wanted: The Immigrant Opportunity — Peter Weed

Maine Press Association Awards — Second Place (feature story) — Stuck in the stack: Asylum seeker’s life in limbo amid wait for approval — Samantha Hogan

Maine Press Association Awards — Second Place (feature story headline) — Due Process — Staff of The Maine Monitor newsroom

Maine Press Association Awards — Second Place (environmental story) — A breaking wave — Marina Schauffler

Maine Press Association Awards — Second Place (continuing story) — Due Process — Susan Cover, Julie Pike, Dan Dinsmore

Maine Press Association Awards — Second Place (illustration) — High Hour Alerts — Samantha Hogan

Maine Press Association Awards — Third Place (continuing story) — Help Wanted: The Immigrant Opportunity — Peter Weed, Dan Dinsmore, Gabe Souza

Maine Press Association Awards — Third Place (illustration) — Paying for Defense — Samantha Hogan

Maine Press Association Awards — Third Place (graphic) — Refugee Resettlement — Jessica Ouellete

Maine Press Association Awards — Third Place (best young reader engagement idea) — News Literacy —Samantha Hogan

Maine Press Association Awards — Third Place (best self-promotion) — The role of nonprofit journalism — Dan Dinsmore

Maine Press Association Awards — Third Place (news video) — An interview with Washington Post editor Alan Sipress — Eric Bailey and Samantha Hogan

Maine Press Association Awards — Third Place (analysis) — The $132M electricity rip-off — Darren Fishell

Maine Press Association Awards — Freedom of Information Award — Born to Drugs — Barbara A. Walsh

Maine Press Association Awards — First Place (digital general excellence) — Staff of The Maine Monitor newsroom

Maine Press Association Awards — First Place (people photo) — JP’s Journey — Yoon S. Byun

Maine Press Association Awards — First Place (picture story) — From depths of addiction to symbol of hope — Yoon S. Byun

Maine Press Association Awards — First Place (courts story) — Evidence of innocence? Foster Bates has renewed hope for a retrial. — Jordan Bailey

Maine Press Association Awards — First Place (investigative report) — Born to Drugs — Barbara A. Walsh

Maine Press Association Awards — First Place (feature story) — Desperate to change: A mother battles addiction to keep her baby — Barbara A. Walsh

Maine Press Association Awards — First Place (continuing story) — Born to Drugs — Barbara A. Walsh

Maine Press Association Awards — First Place (illustration) — Born to Drugs — Jessica Ouellete

Maine Press Association Awards — First Place (graphic) — The News Makers — Jessica Ouellete

Maine Press Association Awards — Second Place (education) — Frustrated Maine parents rally against proficiency-based learning — Susan Cover

Maine Press Association Awards — Second Place (feature photo) — What’s the objective — Sarah Rice

Maine Press Association Awards — Second Place (special online project) — Born to Drugs — Jessica Ouellete

Maine Press Association Awards — Second Place (news story) — Upstream Battle: Belfast residents divided over salmon farm — Susan Cover

Maine Press Association Awards — Second Place (political story) — Called to action: More women run for political office amid frustrations — Patricia McCarthy

Maine Press Association Awards — Third Place (analysis) — LePage’s Legacy — Mike Miliard

New England Newspaper & Press Association’s Publick Occurrences AwardSingle Parents in Poverty — Naomi Schalit

Maine Press Association Awards — First Place (political story) — Gov. LePage takes role in new PAC formed to support low-tax candidates — Joshua F. Moore

Maine Press Association Awards — First Place (investigative report) — Single Parents in Poverty — Naomi Schalit

Maine Press Association Awards — Third Place (investigative report) — Blind Trust — Dave Sherwood

New England Newspaper & Press Association’s Publick Occurrences AwardThe Lottery: Selling Hope to the Hopeless — Dave Sherwood

Maine Press Association Awards — First Place (investigative report) — The Lottery: Selling Hope to the Hopeless — Dave Sherwood

Maine Press Association Awards — First Place (special online project) — Making Connections — Meg Robbins, Dorothy Hastings, Naomi Schalit

Maine Press Association Awards — First Place (political story) — Maine Democrats play middleman between wealthy Clinton donors and national party — Naomi Schalit

Maine Press Association Awards — Second Place (health) — Danger: Lead Poisoning — Naomi Schalit

New England Newspaper & Press Association’s Publick Occurrences AwardLD 1750: A study in how special interests get their way in the Maine legislature — Naomi Schalit

Maine Press Association Awards — First Place (investigative report) — LD 1750: A study in how special interests get their way in the Maine legislature — Naomi Schalit

Yankee Quill Award — John Christie

New England Newspaper & Press Association’s Publick Occurrences AwardRx for Theft — Naomi Schalit and John Christie

New England Newspaper & Press Association’s Publick Occurrences AwardThe book on Paul LePage: The ‘biggest, baddest person around’ crashes Augusta’s ‘nicey-nicey’ club — John Christie

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